Lisa Kurt writes a great piece for the ACRL Tech Connect blog on Responsive Web Design and Libraries. This is such a timely article given that there are so many different mobile devices out there and libraries are striving to develop mobile-ready websites and native apps.
“The very basic benefit to creating a responsive website design is that you have one site for all devices- it’s intended to be inclusive for desktop machines and a variety of devices. A responsive site does not require anything of the user; no downloading or additional buttons to click, the result is immediate. That’s it. Rather than separate approaches for mobile through either a mobile site or mobile applications and then another approach for desktop machines- this method is flexible and covers it all under one design.”